Flowers for Homecoming

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Homecoming celebrations have been a tradition at high schools and universities for over a century, with the first official celebrations occurring in the early 1900’s. Although many schools claim they were the first to stage a weekend honoring returning alumni, the most well documented is that of the University of Missouri in 1911. At that event, the weekend revolved around a football game, still our most popular custom today. However, the big game is just the beginning – schools host barbecues, parades, mixers for alumni and of course – a formal dance for the current students of the school. You may be looking for formal flowers for the big dance and Bloom Country Florist is your Southern Arizona headquarters for all things homecoming.

Here are a few popular choices for corsages and boutonnieres. More online!

 

Fall Flowers are here!

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We love autumn! The outside weather is perfect for all kinds of fall activities, from strolling through harvest festivals to exploring pumpkin patches, and going apple picking. Autumn may be more subtle in this part of the country, but nature still serves up ample color-changing leaves, usually in mid-to-late October. And it is precisely the reds, golds, and oranges of these leaves that we love in our fall flowers as well.

 

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Our Field Picked Autumn Display is a quintessential fall bouquet, exhibiting orange gerbera daisies and roses, as well as yellow asters and lilies.

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Enjoy the season with a exquisite touch! The You’re Special Bouquet is an elegant hand-blown glass tortoise shell vase showcases a display of luxurious fall colors. Vibrant roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, alstroemeria and hypericum deliver the essence of autumn right into your home decor!

Celebrate September with Asters

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Asters are the birth flower for people born in September and also symbolize the 20 year wedding anniversary. In ancient times and even today, the Aster has been thought to be a magical power that ward off evil spirits and can also signify wishing a situation had turned out differently. These flowers have also been used in some cultures for medical remedies and treatments.

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White Asters with daisies and roses

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Lovely Lavender Asters with Iris and Roses

Asters are a great flower for arrangements! Our Color Your Day Collection is perfect for all occasions.  We carry a wide variety of colors and each design features asters in the bouquet.

Asters are wonderful for outside gardens as well.  They are easy to plant at any time of the year but do best in the fall months which is why they are a perfect flower for September!

Visit us on our website to see all of the wonderful options we have that include this month’s flower! Send them to a friend with a birthday or just because you appreciate someone!

Celebrate Grandparents Day

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In 1978, President Carter signed Grandparent’s Day into effect, but these special members of our families have been revered since time began. There is no denying the special bond between a grandparent and their grandkids – and on September 11, we get to celebrate! It is estimated that over 4 million greeting cards will be sent, but we have an even better way to make Grandma smile – with a beautiful gift from Bloom Country Florist!

 

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What better way to express the love of a child than with beautiful flowers? A glistening hand blown glass globe of berry-colored facets makes a beautiful setting for a fresh, lovely and totally unexpected gift with its grouping of roses, Asiatic lilies, alstroemeria and cushion poms.

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Our Tazo Tea Basket will encourage them to invite you over for an afternoon of stories and reminiscing. But these are only two ideas on how to make your grandparents feel special this month – head to our website to see more ideas!

 

 

Orchids in Weddings

Orchids are among the most popular choices for weddings, given their rare beauty and elegance. Orchids in weddings are versatile and diverse, and regardless of color palette you can find the right orchid for your style.
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Orchids make a sophisticated choice for the most discerning of brides. The phalaenopsis orchid, also known the “moth orchid”  because it’s petals look like wings, offers broad flowers in bright colors, perfect to be a focal point for your bridal bouquet, as well as to dress up a lapel.

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Whether the centerpiece is made up entirely of orchids, or if the flowers simply add a dramatic and eye-catching element, orchids in weddings are always a wonderful choice.  In many circles, it is a popular tradition to have a small game or contest to give away the centerpiece at each table – and a gorgeous orchid floral arrangement is sure to be displayed proudly by the recipient at home!

When it is time to choose your wedding flowers, call Bloom Country Florist to make an appointment, speak with our wedding experts and floral designers to decide if orchids are the right flowers for your wedding bouquets and decor.

Celebrate August Birthdays

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There are an untold number of gifts that will say “Happy birthday”, but none quite so stunning as a birthday bouquet. When you are choosing flowers to celebrate your loved one, there are many gorgeous choices – so how do you make a decision? This month, the expert floral designers at Bloom Country Florist have two suggestions that will give you August birthday inspiration – and help you to honor them in a unique and personal way.

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The birth flower of the month is the gladiolus. This striking plant presents multiple colorful blooms on a long, slender stalk. Also called the sword lily, the gladioli flower was given to the victorious gladiators of ancient Rome, which explains the origin of their name. They represent strength of character and loyalty, and so make a wonderful birthday choice for a best friend or family member. The gladiolus bloom comes in a variety of bright and festive colors – just call us and ask what is available!

 

 

 

Back to School Time!

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It’s been a great summer, but it is drawing to a close. With the season ending and the kids heading back to school, there is a lot on your to-do list – from school supplies to new shoes. Here at  Bloom Country Florist, we’d like to suggest one final item to add to your checklist, but you can take care of it right from the comfort of your home. Back-to-school teacher flowers & gifts are a thoughtful way to wish your children’s educators a great upcoming year – and lets them know that you appreciate them right from the start.

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A miniature living garden is an interesting and educational addition to any classroom environment.  These long-lasting indoor gardens are sure to give a boost of encouragement as the year goes on. And don’t forget, you can order any of these gifts with a few simple clicks, and we’ll take care of delivering them to your favorite teacher!